Life in Delaware County

COTA Holding Public Hearings On Potential Fare Changes

21 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

COTA will host two public hearings on potential changes to COTA’s fare policies. COTA reviews fares every three years. The hearings will be held:

Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM.
and
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 12:00 Noon

There are now three ways to attend and participate. More…

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Life in Delaware County

COTA Launches New, Mobile Centralized COTA.com

1 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware, COTA

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), which serves customers daily in southern Delaware County and northern Franklin County, has announced its refreshed and reimagined website, created from customer feedback and designed to improve the experience for transit customers with mobile optimization for multimodal trip planning.

COTA.com now features improved access to real-time transit information, allowing customers to track transit vehicles and routes, search for transit near them, and plan upcoming trips. The site was built based on suggestions from COTA customers communicated through multiple engagement opportunities over the last year. COTA frontline transit employees and community stakeholders also provided substantial input. More…

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Life in Delaware County

COTA Holding Public Comment Meeting On Proposed Changes

24 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Many Delaware County residents use COTA to access destinations in Columbus and Franklin County through stops in the Polaris and Westerville areas.

The transit company is proposing changes in September that relate to frequency adjustments, routing alterations, and changes in late night lineups.

To obtain public comment on these proposals, COTA is holding a public meeting at noon on Tuesday, May 25 to present this information and to obtain feedback.

COTA makes improvements to its service three (3) times a year; In January, May and September. More…

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Life in Delaware County

MORPC Amends Transportation Improvement Program To Reflect COTA Changes

6 May , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is amending the State Fiscal Year 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to include changes to Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5307 Program of Projects.

FTA’s Program of Projects is a list of projects proposed by transit agencies or other recipients for Section 5307 funding.

“Funding for Central Ohio Transit Authority and Delaware County Transit are always included in the TIP, because they operate entirely within the MORPC transportation planning area,” said Nathaniel Vogt, MORPC Infrastructure Development Manager. More…

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Life in Delaware County

COTA Returning To Fares On January 11

10 Dec , 2020  

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), which services the Polaris area in southern Delaware County, will soon reinstate fares for customers after temporarily suspending them at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fares will resume January 11 on all fixed-route transit lines and COTA//Plus services, and Feb. 1 for COTA Mainstream and Mainstream-on-Demand.

Beginning December 14, customers will be able to purchase new passes or have their expired passes replaced at no charge. Fares will remain the same as they have since 2012. Monthly passes are $62; daily one-way fares are $2. Customers previously eligible for discounted fares will continue to be served through the eligibility program at COTA or through non-profit partners. Employees or students who have transit service paid for by an employer/school will resume using their previous smartphone app or employment/student I.D. card on January 11. More…

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Life in Delaware County

MORPC Amends Plan To Reflect COTA, Delaware County Transit Changes

5 Nov , 2020  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is amending the State Fiscal Year 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to include changes to the Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5307 Program of Projects.

FTA’s Program of Projects is a list of projects proposed by transit agencies or other recipients for Section 5307 funding, the Urbanized Area Formula Funding program, which provides funding to public transit systems in urbanized areas for public transportation capital, planning, job access and reverse commute projects, as well as operating expenses in certain circumstances.

“Funding for Central Ohio Transit Authority and Delaware County Transit are always included in the TIP, because they operate entirely within the MORPC transportation planning area,” said MORPC Infrastructure Development Manager Nathaniel Vogt. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Catch The Zoo Bus

18 Sep , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

COTA has brought back the popular Zoo Bus, an ideal way to get to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium from three central Ohio locations.

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through November 1, you can catch a ride to the Zoo from bus stops at State & High, the Griggs Dam Park & Ride, and the Dublin Park & Ride. The trip will take approximately 40 minutes from State & High.

The two Park & Ride locations offer free parking for your vehicle. More…

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Life in Delaware County

COTA Service Change Impacting Polaris Bus Now In Effect

8 Jan , 2019  

The Central Ohio Transit Authority’s (COTA) January Service Change takes effect on Monday, Jan. 7.

This means the stop, departure and arrival times for the following lines will change (click a route below to download a printable timetable). This includes the 41 Crosswoods/Polaris route, which reaches into Delaware County. More…

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